SAFIA’s Top 5 Australian Acts To Watch This Year


It wasn’t so long ago that three boys from Canberra took the country by storm. SAFIA have come a long way in a short amount of time, and have defied exceedingly high expectations at every turn. Their debut album, Internal, is released today and it’s been truly incredible to watch them rise to the top.

With their eclectic and unpredictable brand of electronica, they have become matured and accomplished musicians, and their success really speaks for itself. From hit singles “Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues,” “Counting Sheep,” and most recently, “Over You,” SAFIA have become a serious force to be reckoned with.

Considering it wasn’t that long ago everyone was dubbing these guys as “artists to watch,” we thought it only fitting to now get their insight into the next crop of acts set to do great things. Check out Ben’s top 5 acts to keep your eyes firmly planted on below, and get your copy of Internal here.


Tora are hands down one of the tightest & best electronic live bands in Australia, everyone should do themselves a favour and try catch these guys live, you won’t regret it

The Ansah Brothers

This project comprising of two brothers Citizen Kay & Genesis Owusu is still in it’s early days but in time I’m sure that that The Ansah Brothers will be a huge force in Australian Hip Hop as well as on the world stage.

Lower Spectrum

Some of the most unique organic electronic production going around at the moment

D.D Dumbo

Incredible artist who writes intelligent & unique music that is hard to pin down or put in a box. Reminds me a bit of Gotye.

Boo Seeka

Not only are they both lovely human beings Boo Seeka write incredible folk/soul/hip hop inspired electronic tunes. No doubt they will be a huge name for years to come

SAFIA‘s debut album Internal is out today.
Photo credit: WILK

Words by Emma Jones.





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